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Q: Slow accelarating

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Why is my Hyundai 2002 slow to accelerate?

A: Hi there, thanks for writing in. Slow accel...

Hi there, thanks for writing in. Slow accelerating or lack of power can be caused by a few things. A weak ignition system from lack of spark plug maintenance can hinder engine performance, resulting in the spark plugs needing to be replaced. A fuel filter can start to become clogged and an engine cannot perform well without the proper fuel pressure, so that may need to be replaced. Or, there could be a problem with the transmission. Is the transmission slipping?

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